“Everglow is a series of staged-photographic works that focuses on the beauty of hope and overcoming. While these works acknowledge the issues Black communities face like violence, racism, stereotypes, brutality, or even the right to exist, as well as their traumatic effects on Black youth, this series aims to shift the notion that Black communities can only ever be defined by and/or limited to these struggles. While these issues continue through generations, these portraits showcase the optimism that moves Black communities forward and the idea that in time, all will be alright. It is the strength to continue to shine, the freedom to feel joy, love, excel and exist peacefully. Despite all hardship, there is still a constant beautiful glow–an everglow.”